The voting process is how the general public elects their political representatives at elections held at regular intervals. To vote at an election you first need to be registered.
Who can vote
To be able to register to vote you must be:
- 17 years old or over (please note you will only be allowed to vote when you are 18)
- a United Kingdom, Irish, Commonwealth, British Overseas Territory or European Union Citizen resident at a domestic property listed in the district, please see the list of eligible nationalities.
How to register to vote
Please register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or call 01295 227005.
Has your name or nationality changed? Register the change online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or call 01295 227005.
For those voters eligible, an anonymous registration form can be downloaded on the right.
For any other enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can register by monthly updates between January and September known as rolling registration.
How to vote
There are currently three ways to vote. You can vote:
- in person at the polling station that is specified on your poll card
- by post
- by proxy (someone that you nominate fills in your ballot paper for you, whether in person or by post)
You will be sent a polling card showing information of when the election is, including the times of polling.
Polling stations are open between the hours of 7am and 10pm.